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Health visitors

Job Reference: 813-761-0219-LR-L

Medway Community Healthcare
Health visiting
Snapdragon Children's Centre, Strood
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

Do you want to be part of an award winning and dynamic social enterprise that:

  • is renowned for providing high quality care and is ranked ‘Good’ by the CQC;
  • is a for-better-profit organisation, reinvesting any surplus back into our health and care services and our local community;
  • is friendly, ambitious, welcomes innovation and rewards excellence;
  • offers superior benefits; everything you get in the NHS and more;
  • and whose achievements reflect the passion, dedication and commitment demonstrated by our staff across all services?

Our vision is to be a successful, vibrant, community interest company that benefits the communities we serve. So if you want be a part of this, we would love to hear from you.

  • Are you a skilled health visitor with excellent interpersonal skills and sound clinical assessment skills?
  • Would you like the chance to reshape and reinvigorate services to meet the needs of all families living in Medway?
  • Are you passionate about the care you give to children and young adults?

If you answered yes, we’ve got the perfect role for you!

We are looking for a health visitor to join us in our new children's centre, Snapdragons.

We work closely with our children’s centres developing services and supporting families to empower them with the knowledge confidence and life skills they need to raise healthy happy children. We also offer all our new parents access to an award winning five week post natal education course.

So what else?

  • We offer plenty of opportunities to become involved in service design and are committed to ensuring all staff have the training needed to fulfil their roles
  • We offer a comprehension preceptor programme for our newly qualified staff, as well as preceptors and mentors for new employees.
  • We offer practice placements to pre-registrations and SCPHN students, which encourages our own staff to be up to date with current practice and research.
  • We have whole service meetings where training is given, so staff are continuously updated with the latest research and policy to ensure high standards of service delivery.
  • We have posts available for new and experienced health visitors and also welcome interest from health visitors who have previously left the profession and are looking to renew their registration and return to practice.
  • You’ll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.

So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a role that will be fully supported by experienced staff but gives freedom for innovation then we look forward to receiving your application.

The small print

  • Informal visits can be arranged on request.
  • We are honouring the 2018 contract refresh of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change) pay award
  • We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.
  • We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.
  • Interviews will be held on 29 January 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Palvinder Sandhu, lead nurse public health

t: 01634 333366

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier than the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 1 week of the closing date; no discourtesy is intended in not contacting you if your application is rejected.

When completing your application, please include the email addresses and contact telephone numbers for your referees; your referees should be your line managers / course tutors for the last 3 years.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation. We guarantee interviews to applicants with disability who meet the minimum criteria as specified in the job description.

We are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system and all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Medway Community Healthcare CIC transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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